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Laser weapons, recycling vetronics technology, and embedded cyber security this week on Rapid Fire

Laser weapons, recycling vetronics technology, and embedded cyber security this week on Rapid Fire

NASHUA, N.H., 20 Aug. 2014. Fast, maneuverable laser weapons, recycling combat vehicle technologies for the next generation, and protecting embedded systems from cyber attack highlight this week's Rapid Fire interview with John Keller and Ernesto Burden of Military & Aerospace Electronics.

Four-slot PMC/XMC embedded computing chassis for turnkey applications introduced by PCI Systems

Four-slot PMC/XMC embedded computing chassis for turnkey applications introduced by PCI Systems

SUNNYVALE, Calif., 20 Aug. 2014. PCI Systems Inc. in Sunnyvale, Calif., is introducing the BlackDELTA four-slot PCI Mezzanine Card (PMC) and Express Mezzanine Card (XMC) embedded computing chassis for applications that require turnkey solutions.

Armored vehicle market can be a risky place for electronics suppliers

Armored vehicle market can be a risky place for electronics suppliers

THE MIL & AERO BLOG, 19 Aug. 2014. Defense electronics suppliers must be getting a little gun-shy these days about participating in U.S. military armored combat vehicle programs.

Four-slot PMC/XMC embedded computing chassis for turnkey applications introduced by PCI Systems

50-Watt AC-DC power supplies for test and communications introduced by TDK Lambda

SAN DIEGO, 19 Aug. 2014. TDK-Lambda Americas Inc. in San Diego is introducing 50-Watt versions of the RWS-B series of AC-DC power supplies for industrial, test & measurement, broadcast, communications, and LED signage applications.

DARPA asks industry for ideas on maritime networks for ships, submarines, and aircraft

DARPA asks industry for ideas on maritime networks for ships, submarines, and aircraft

ARLINGTON, Va., 18 Aug. 2014. U.S. military researchers are trying to network manned and unmanned surface ships, submarines, and maritime aircraft to maintain viable naval maritime operations with scarce resources in contested environments.

Army asks BAE Systems and General Dynamics to recycle GCV vetronics for Future Fighting Vehicle

Army asks BAE Systems and General Dynamics to recycle GCV vetronics for Future Fighting Vehicle

WARREN, Mich., 18 Aug. 2014. The U.S. Army's Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) program to design a modern replacement for the M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle was cancelled earlier this year amid rising costs and expanding requirements, yet some technology developed for GCV may live on.

Raytheon to develop UAV-killing laser weapon small enough to fit on Joint Light Tactical Vehicle

Raytheon to develop UAV-killing laser weapon small enough to fit on Joint Light Tactical Vehicle

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., 15 Aug. 2014. Laser weapons experts at the Raytheon Co. will develop a tactical laser weapon mounted on a humvee-like maneuverable combat vehicle to protect moving U.S. Marine Corps task forces from unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), cruise missiles, and other weapons that are difficult to pick up on radar.

HD 1080-pixel speed dome IP camera for wide-area surveillance introduced by LILIN

HD 1080-pixel speed dome IP camera for wide-area surveillance introduced by LILIN

ARCADIA, Calif., 15 Aug. 2014. LILIN North America in Arcadia, Calif., is introducing the IPS5204ES full HD 1080-pixel speed dome IP camera with day/night functionality for wide-area surveillance applications.

Navy scraps anticipated program to develop prototype laser weapons for helicopter operations at sea

RIDGECREST, Calif., 14 Aug. 2014. U.S. Navy laser weapons experts say they are scrapping a plan to develop a high-energy laser weapon for manned and unmanned helicopters to perform a variety of military operations at sea.

Microsemi SmartFusion2 SoC and IGLOO2 FPGAs undergo NSA information security screenings

Microsemi SmartFusion2 SoC and IGLOO2 FPGAs undergo NSA information security screenings

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., 14 Aug. 2014. The SmartFusion2 SoC and IGLOO2 field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) from Microsemi Corp. in Aliso Viejo, Calif., have completed information-security screening for use in secure communications and cyber security applications, company officials announced Wednesday.

US Technologies to manufacture thousands of EW circuit card assemblies for Navy targeting drones

US Technologies to manufacture thousands of EW circuit card assemblies for Navy targeting drones

RIDGECREST, Calif., 13 Aug. 2014. Electronics contract manufacturing expert US Technologies in Fair Lawn, N.J., will build as many as 5,270 circuit card assemblies over the next five years for the U.S. Navy AN/ULQ-21 airborne electronic warfare (EW) system under terms of a $13.8 million contract announced Tuesday.

3U VPX carrier cards to interface PMC XMC modules to VPX systems introduced by Acromag

3U VPX carrier cards to interface PMC XMC modules to VPX systems introduced by Acromag

WIXOM, Mich., 13 Aug. 2014. Acromag in Wixom, Mich., is introducing the VPX4810 and VPX4812 3U VPX carrier cards to interface PCI mezzanine card (PMC) or express mezzanine card (XMC) modules to VPX computer systems.

DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING: Rugged Altera FPGA boards introduced by BittWare for SIGINT

BittWare Inc. in Concord, N.H., is introducing the A10 embedded computing family based on the Altera Arria 10 FPGAs and SoCs.

POWER ELECTRONICS: AC-DC power supplies introduced by TDK Lambda

TDK-Lambda Americas Inc. in San Diego is introducing the RWS-B series of AC-DC power supplies for industrial, test and measurement, broadcast, communications, and LED signage applications.

BACKPLANES: 3U 17-slot PXI Express backplane introduced by Elma Bustronic

Elma Bustronic in Fremont, Calif., is introducing a 3U 17-slot PXI Express backplane for OEM embedded control and integrated test & measurement applications.

NASA chooses image-generating rackmount visual servers for simulation from Concurrent Computer

NASA chooses image-generating rackmount visual servers for simulation from Concurrent Computer

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 12 Aug. 2014. Space researchers at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., needed real-time computers to help them develop flight sensors and emulators. They found their solution from Concurrent Computer Corp. in Duluth, Ga.

Low PIM cable jumpers for black boxes, test equipment, and antennas introduced by Pasternack

Low PIM cable jumpers for black boxes, test equipment, and antennas introduced by Pasternack

IRVINE, Calif., 12 Aug. 2014. Pasternack Enterprises Inc. in Irvine, Calif., is introducing low passive intermodulation (PIM) cable jumpers with formable coax for low PIM applications like black boxes, test equipment racks and cabinets, distributed antenna systems (DAS), and lab testing.

RF AND MICROWAVE: Air Force aircraft technicians choose amplifiers from Ophir RF

U.S. Air Force aircraft maintenance technicians needed radio frequency (RF) amplifiers to support test & measurement equipment used for troubleshooting electronic faults in aircraft.

Northrop Grumman to upgrade navigation on Fire Scout UAVs

U.S. Navy unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) experts plan to upgrade navigation systems in the Northrop Grumman MQ-8B/C Fire Scout shipboard unmanned helicopters to improve the UAV's precision and reliability.

High-resolution hyperspectral imaging sensor for foliage surveillance introduced by Headwall

High-resolution hyperspectral imaging sensor for foliage surveillance introduced by Headwall

FITCHBURG, Mass., 11 Aug. 2014. Headwall Photonics in Fitchburg, Mass., is introducing the High Resolution Hyperspec instrument for high-resolution spectral measurements of 0.1 nanometers over spectral ranges that yield indicators of vegetative fluorescence to measure plant health.

Air Force asks industry for new ways to protect computers and embedded systems from cyber attacks

Air Force asks industry for new ways to protect computers and embedded systems from cyber attacks

ROME, N.Y., 8 Aug. 2014. U.S. Air Force researchers are asking industry for cyberspace-defense capabilities to help the Air Force avoid cyber attacks. Researchers want industry's help in understanding the cyber situation, assessing potential impacts, and implementing deterrence and effects-based defensive methodologies.

DARPA launches ASTIR program to develop advanced imaging radar using electronic sub-reflectors

DARPA launches ASTIR program to develop advanced imaging radar using electronic sub-reflectors

ARLINGTON, Va., 7 Aug. 2014. U.S. military researchers are asking industry to design a new kind of imaging radar that relies on electronic sub-reflector designs, rather than on a moving platform or target, to perform scanning.

Brain prediction, countering suicide bombers, and vehicle protection this week on Rapid Fire

Brain prediction, countering suicide bombers, and vehicle protection this week on Rapid Fire

NASHUA, N.H., 6 Aug. 2014. NASHUA, N.H., 6 Aug. 2014. Predicting a person's ability to learn and reason, a search for technologies to counter potential suicide bombers, and electronic technologies to protect soldiers inside combat vehicles highlight this week's Rapid Fire interview with John Keller and Ernesto Burden of Military & Aerospace Electronics.

Ruggedized 1-kilowatt power supply for radar and communications introduced by Excelsys

Ruggedized 1-kilowatt power supply for radar and communications introduced by Excelsys

CORK, Ireland, 6 Aug. 2014. Excelsys Technologies in Cork, Ireland, is introducing the XFN high reliability, ruggedized 1-kilowatt COTS modular power supply for harsh-environment electronics, test and measurement, radar, and communications applications.

Intelligence experts reach out to industry for tools that could help predict brain performance

Intelligence experts reach out to industry for tools that could help predict brain performance

WASHINGTON, 5 Aug. 2014. U.S. intelligence researchers are considering a neural-measurement project that attempts to predict people's ability to learn, reason, and the areas in which they are be most likely to become experts.

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